Lohan is ordered to appear in person, and she has voluntarily spent the last three weeks at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which is at least her fifth time in rehab after she bailed out of jail on September 24.
People reports that Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Steve Sitkoff, who is not directly involved in the case, said, “The key here is her progress in treatment. … The better she’s doing in rehab, the less likely Judge Elden Fox will throw her in jail.”
People magazine estimates that those are the possible scenarios on Friday:
- Lohan could be found in violation and be sent back to jail on the spot
- She could be ordered to stay in rehab in lieu of jail
- She might skip the hearing if her attorney can provide a letter from the Betty Ford Center demonstrating her progress
- Judge Fox could postpone the hearing all together to see how well she does in treatment
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